Matthew Dickinson - Memorial Fund

Matthew Oliver Dickinson, suddenly and tragically passed away on Sunday 26th April 2020 aged 20. Matthew, a beloved son, brother, nephew, cousin, friend and athlete, packed more into his 20 years than most people do in 80.

Matthew was gifted when it came to most sports, turning his hand to boxing, rugby, jiu jitsu, football, MMA, swimming and even cricket, although there was one sport he truly excelled at; Fencing. His sport took him all around the world, representing Team GB, fencing in over thirty international competitions and four European and World Championships. “In March 2016, at age 16 Matt became the youngest winner of the U23 National Championships, winning the U20 Junior title the same year. One of Britain's most successful young epee fencers of recent years, Matt’s European U17 Circuit results included individual gold in Ankara (2015), and two top 8 finishing positions in Bonn (2014) and Krakow (2014)” - British Fencing.

It wasn’t just his sport in which he succeeded at. Matthew was due to return to Liverpool JM University in September to continue his academic studies in Accountancy and Finance.

Since his passing, our family have been overwhelmed by the loving support, kind messages and photos that we have received from Matthew’s friends. Everyone that met Matthew has commented on how much of a cheeky, tongue-in-cheek character he had, describing him as “talented and likeable, sometimes reckless, [and] with little respect for authority”.

I have received requests from his friends to set up some form of page, for people to donate to, as to fund a memorial for Matthew, for his memory to live on.

Thank you to everyone that has reached out and extended their love in these trying times,

The Dickinson Family.



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Aiden Dickinson 
East Boldon, North East England, United Kingdom
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